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Hi Steve
You should be able to do the SLM Yoga to activate the glutes and in between doing that use ball compression work on your glutes and hamstrings to make sure they stay loose.

Steve
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Self Treatment Questions / How to activate inhibited Glute Max, and Glute Medius
« Last post by SteveB on November 10, 2018, 11:37:26 PM »
Hello. I've been working on resolving my chronic pain issues for quite some time now. I now know my body very well and for the most part what is functioning properly, and what is not. The main thing that's still keeping me in alot of pain is the fact that my left glute Max and Glute Medius are not firing. I can do bridges, clamshells, squats and various other exercises till the cows come home and I do not get any activation. I typically stretch my psoas and quads before attempting any glute activations to try and better my chances as I know these are antagonists. Common muscles that compensate are my piriformis, hamstrings, and occasionally my TFl. I believe it's been many years since these glutes have fired as I've been injured for a long time, and it seems I've lost the mind to muscle connection. I'm wondering if anyone has any tricks to help me rebuild the mind to muscle connection, keeping in mind that I'm not able to contract them at all right now.

Note:  my Psoas on both sides was previously super weak and all bound up. I've been working on them for months now and they're functioning well on both sides and now seem to lengthen properly, I've also worked hard to strengthen my transverse abs to try and give the pelvis some stability so I don't believe there's anything else holding me back other than the lack of mind to muscle connection.

Any help is very much appreciated. Thank You
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Cries for Help / Re: Rotator cuff injury
« Last post by KatyD on May 12, 2018, 12:46:31 AM »
Thanks Steve,
Unfortunately Megan no longer does the SLM massage and it appears (from you directory) that there is no one left in the UK who does it any more. Unless you know of anyone who may not be on the list yet but does include SLM in their service.
Kind regards Kate
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Cries for Help / Re: Rotator cuff injury
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on May 08, 2018, 02:16:47 PM »
Hi Kate, a rotator cuff injury is a bit too complicated for a layman to fix themselves normally as it involves the radial nerve that runs down the arm usually getting involved with tight muscles. If you can get to see Megan she should be able to fix it pretty quickly. You might also have some success using the SLM Yoga techniques for the shoulders and arms and if that's not enough on its own get some massage to your arms as well zeroing in on the sore spots.

Sorry I can't offer more than that.
Steve
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Cries for Help / Rotator cuff injury
« Last post by KatyD on May 08, 2018, 11:27:07 AM »
I purchased your system 4 years ago and had amazing results on my back along with help from Megan a SLM therapist  in the UK. I have been in pain for 4 weeks and was told that I have a rotator cuff injury, the physio hasnt given me exercises and recommended medicines and mentioned steroid injections but I dont like going down that avenue. So I was hoping that you may have some advice as Im hardly sleeping due to the pain
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Back Pain / Re: Tips to Deal with Low Back Pain
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on April 16, 2018, 10:50:11 PM »
Some good tip here thanks, all except the one to stretch your body when you have back pain which doesn't work.

To understand more about the stretching myth read the post on my blog, http://www.backpain.com.au/stretching-exercises-for-back-pain-causing-long-term-damage/

Steve
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Back Pain / Tips to Deal with Low Back Pain
« Last post by gpphysiotherapy on April 16, 2018, 10:22:25 PM »
Has back pain been giving you sleepless nights? Did you know that 7 out of 10 people will experience lower back pain at some time during their life? Back pain is more common than you think. People are constantly looking for lower back pain remedies. Along with low back pain, sciatica is another common problem found now-a-days. It is a condition where pain from your lower back goes down to the leg. It is basically the pain along sciatica nerve. Stretching and other exercises can relieve this kind of pain.

You need to understand that medication is not the only treatment if you are looking for long term relief. Exercises and massage is more important to ensure that the pain does not come back again and again. If you follow a proper lifestyle and habits, it is possible to avoid your pain from getting chronic. Here are few tips to deal with low back pain–

   
  • One of the most important things to do to deal with back problems is to correct your posture. Make a habit to check your posture from time to time in a day. Use an ergonomic chair instead of a simple chair to support your spine while you are sitting.
  • Avoid hunching forward or slouching. The aim is to keep your spine erect. When you want to lift something up, do not bend at the waist. Keep your back straight and bend at your knees.
  • Make a habit of getting up and walking around once every hour. This is vital for people who have a desk job. You can also opt for a standup desk or simply stand at your desk and work every now and then.
  • Prolonged rest can make your back pain worse. Keep your body active. Apart from regular exercises, go for walking every day. Walking helps in stability of your spine and supplying oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.
  • Sleep well! It is an essential nutrient for your body. If you face back pain when you get up in the morning, get your mattress checked. You need a good mattress that supports with natural spinal alignment.
  • Look for alternative ways to medication to relieve pain. Exercises, physical therapy, massage therapy and more have found to be extremely beneficial.
  • Whenever you are in pain, stretch your body.
  • Your choice of footwear can cause or relieve back pain. Opt for supportive footwear that provides stability and improves overall posture of the body.
  • Remember if your low back pain aggravates or does not improve for over 6 weeks, consult a physician. Don’t let low back pains result in missed work days! Follow these tips to relieve and prevent back issues.


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Testimonials / Re: 18th week update
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on April 10, 2018, 10:33:57 PM »
No thank you Rocket, you're a champion of your cause and mine,
Well done
Steve
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Testimonials / Re: 13th week update
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on April 10, 2018, 10:31:30 PM »
Thanks for the updates, love hearing how well you're progressing.
Steve
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Testimonials / 18th week update
« Last post by RodLaverWannabe on February 16, 2018, 01:35:02 PM »
Hey all,

Still working on my walking stride, trying to walk a few miles everyday but I still get some soreness and inflammation where I have to take a day or two off to recover. Very happy with my improvement as my walking stride was a big cause of all my hip and back problems.
    My dizziness that has been chronic for the past year is totally gone and though I still get sleepy a lot during the day my body wakes up feeling refreshed and not exhausted. Still a ways to go, but everything is going nicely in the right direction.
    I just want to say a few things about how much SLM yoga has helped me:
             1. Steve's  Back Pain book is the best book I have read about understanding back pain. There were many
                 things I was doing wrong that aggravated my back and his book and exercises gave me a much better plan
                 on how to go about getting pain free.
             2. Steve's SLM yoga video is brilliant!! This video has probably played the biggest role in my healing. And
                 here are my reasons:
                      a. I can put the video on my laptop and watch TV at the same time!! Love that I can watch the TV and 
                          do this routine, it takes much of the monotony out of the program as I can get distracted by the TV.
                          Been doing this routine for over 4 months now and I would have had a much harder time if I had to
                          do it on my own without this good video. 
           
                      b. The verbal guidance on the video is so good!!! There has been a lot of thought put into this program
                          Every word in this program has purpose and meaning. Have learned greatly from this process.

                      c.  Doing this routine has been like going to get a massage from a massage therapist. I was seeing a
                           massage therapist before finding SLM yoga but my improvement was stagnant. But once I started
                          doing SLM yoga my body felt like it was getting a massage everyday!! Then my improvement
                          got back in the fast lane.


Thanks Steve,       Rocket
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